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Paul Walker’s Daughter Inherits $25 Million

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Meadow Rain and her father Paul WalkerPaul Walker's daughter is set to inherit his $25 million fortune.

The 40-year-old actor, who perished alongside his friend Roger Rodas on November 30, when the car they were travelling in lost control and crashed in Santa Clarita, California, named his 15-year-old child, Meadow Rain Walker, as the sole beneficiary of his entire estate in his will.

The Fast and the Furious star appointed his father Paul Sr. as the executor, who has filed the will with a probate court, according to gossip website TMZ.com. He has also petitioned to have the court appoint the late actor's mother, Cheryl Walker, as Meadow's legal guardian and the guardian of the teenager's $25 million fortune, as per his son's instructions in the will.

Meadow currently lives with her mother, Rebecca Soteros, but began living with her famous father full-time shortly before his tragic death. A court hearing is set to take place later this month.

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Taylor Swift Named Most Charitable Celebrity

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift has been named the most charitable celebrity for the second year in a row.

The "I Knew You Were Trouble" hitmaker topped DoSomething.org's annual list thanks to good deeds including a $100,000 donation to the Nashville Symphony and headlining the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's fundraising event for homeless charity Centrepoint.

In second place were One Direction, whose Comic Relief single 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)' raised over $1.6 million to help those living in poverty, and bringing in $784,345 in donations for cancer research.

Headlining the Chime for Change concert in London saw Beyonce awarded third place on the list, while fourth place went to late actor Paul Walker, thanks to his Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) charity, a network of professionals with first responder skills - doctors, nurses, firefighters, paramedics, and other disaster-survival specialists - who help out when natural disasters strike, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took fifth place thanks to award-winning track "Same Love," which "challenged the hip-hop community to adopt a culture of acceptance."

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Paul Walker Was Speeding at Over 100mph at Time of Crash

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Paul WalkerPaul Walker was traveling at over 100 miles per hour when the car he was in crashed.

The Fast and the Furious star died alongside his friend, Roger Rodas - who was driving - when their Porsche crashed and burst into flames in Santa Clarita, California on November 30.

A new report from the Los Angeles County Coroner released yesterday notes Roger was driving at an "unsafe speed" on the road - which has a designated limit of 45 miles per hour - and lost control of the car "for unknown reasons." After the car crashed into a tree and a lamp post "the vehicle was almost split in half ... the majority of the vehicle was also charred" by the fire which followed.

The report also states neither Roger, 38, nor Paul, 40, had alcohol, cocaine, marijuana or other impairing drugs in their systems. It has previously been found Paul died from a combination of traumatic and thermal injuries. The report also said the actor had been in a "pugilistic" stance at the time of the crash, meaning he had braced for impact.

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Paul Walker’s Dad Told Him to Quit “Daredevil Stuff”

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Paul Walker and his family

Paul Walker's father made him promise not to do any more "daredevil stuff" in their last conversation before his death.

Paul Walker Sr. admits he was concerned about his son's daring activities and the last time he spoke to the Fast and the Furious actor, who was killed when the Porsche he was traveling in smashed into a pole after a charity car show in Santa Clarita, California on Saturday, he begged the 40-year-old star to be careful. "The last conversation we had, I sat there, I looked at him and I said, 'You know, I love you very much. I love all of you. And we're all very, very close. If anything was to happen to anybody in this family, it would be a rough deal.' I said, 'Promise me, no more daredevil stuff.' I said, 'If in your heart, you say, I can do this, then by all means, do it. If your mind says, maybe not. Then don't.' I looked at him, I said, 'Will you promise me that?' I said, 'You know, promises are a very important thing here, Paul.' I said, 'Say OK,' and he said, 'OK.' You know a lot of us, sometimes we make promises and get caught up in the moment and stuff like that, but I can tell I got to him. I can tell that I was very serious. Sometimes sons think of their fathers and their grandfathers as these bigger than life people," he said in an emotional interview with E! News.

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Paul Walker and Friend Were Not Reckless

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Paul WalkerPaul Walker and his friend were reportedly "not driving recklessly" when they were involved in a fatal car crash on Saturday.

The 40-year-old Fast & The Furious star passed away when the red Porsche Carrera GT, in which he was a passenger in with Roger Rodas, collided with a tree during a car show in Santa Clarita, California, that was organized to raise funds for victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines and tornado in Indiana.

Jim Torp, who attended the event and knew Roger, told People.com that he did not think the duo were driving dangerously: "Roger was definitely behind the wheel. Roger slowly drove it out - he didn't take off recklessly. There were children around, after all. They were only gone for five or ten minutes and never came back... It was clear the car had hit two trees then finally hit a street lamppost. Parts of the car were strewn everywhere on the street, as far as 150 feet. I didn't see any skid marks. Where the car had crashed was on a long straightaway. How fast they were going, I don't know. Roger was not a reckless guy. He was a family man. He has a wife and two young children. He never did anything careless."

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Paul Walker Dies in Car Crash

Paul WalkerPaul Walker died in a car crash north of Los Angeles earlier this afternoon.

"He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives," Walker's rep confirmed. The actor - best known for starring in the Fast and the Furious films - was seated in the passenger side of a Porsche GT with his friend, en route to a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.

The crash occurred in Santa Clarita, CA, where the driver at some point lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash into a post or a tree and quickly burst into flames. It is not yet known what caused the accident.

Sources have revealed that Paul was in Santa Clarita for a car show to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan and took a break to go for the fatal ride in a friend's Porsche GT.

Walker was 40 years old.

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